White Oak Floors

What are White Oak floors?

White Oak is a hard, durable and resilient wood with dramatic grain features that have made it an increasingly popular choice for residential and commercial flooring. Easy to stain, White Oak floors can be finished in a variety of colors and textures to serve as the perfect foundation for casual, formal or contemporary design schemes.

The beauty and luxury of wide plank White Oak floors

Carlisle wide plank White Oak floors provide a more visually appealing and luxurious feel than standard hardwood flooring. Commercial hardwood flooring uses 2¼-inch strips of wood that average 3 feet in length, creating hundreds of edges and seams in a standard room. Wide plank floors use boards that may be as wide as 8” to 20” and up to 12’’ long, ensuring fewer seams, making rooms feel larger and highlighting the beauty of the wood’s grain.

The advantages of White Oak floors
Why choose White Oak floors for your home or business?

• Carlisle White Oak floors are extremely versatile and work in a variety of designs

• Carlisle White Oak is a highly durable hardwood that is less prone to denting.

• Carlisle White Oak floors are offered in a variety of grades allowing you to achieve exactly the natural appeal you desire

• Available in both engineered and solid structures Carlisle White Oak flooring can be crafted in the most appropriate format for your project.

Frequently Asked Questions

Any suggestions for how to clean White Oak floors?

For day-to-day cleaning, vinegar and water works very well. Mix 1 to 2 oz. of white vinegar in two gallons of water. The vinegar is safe for your floor and the environment, and its natural acidity strips away most dirt and contaminants. If vinegar and water are not strong enough, you may use a product like LOBA Hardwood Floor Cleaner for periodic deeper cleaning.

Can you tell me how to whitewash White Oak floors?

You can apply whitewash to White Oak floors for a lighter, airier look. As with any stain, you must apply whitewash before finishing them. Floors that have already been finished must be stripped and sanded before staining. While whitewashing can be a do-it-yourself project, hiring a professional flooring expert will likely give you a cleaner and more uniform look. At Carlisle each floor is crafted individually so you can work with a wide plank specialist to define the exact color you want and we will apply the finish prior to shipping the floor.

Can White Oak floors be stained dark?

Yes. White Oak flooring can be stained in a variety of dark hues.

Can you stain White Oak floors?

White Oak Both is porous and absorbs stain easily. White Oak flooring can be stained in virtually any color.

How durable is White Oak flooring?

White Oak is a very hard and resilient wood, making it an excellent choice for residential flooring that is intended to last for years.

What is the difference between Red and White Oak flooring?

The most obvious difference between Red Oak floors and White Oak floors is the color – Red Oak is lighter with a more pinkish undertone, while White Oak tends to be darker with browner tints. White Oak is slightly harder than red Oak, making White Oak floors more resistant to denting.

hite Oak floors What does White Oak flooring look like?

White Oak has nutty brown hues and dramatic grain patterns that may range from simple and sleek to intricate swirls. White Oak isn’t actually white – it’s actually darker than Red Oak.

Customizing your White Oak floors

From cuts and colors to treatments and patterns, White Oak hardwood flooring can be customized to create a singular and unforgettable look.

Colors and patterns – White Oak can be finished and installed to create a wide variety of looks from light and breezy to dark and dramatic. Use the filters to see wide plank White Oak floors in a range of hues, saturation and patterns. The method used to cut boards from a White Oak tree impacts the appearance and strength of solid hardwood flooring. Plainsawn boards are the most common type of cut, producing a cathedral pattern in the grain. Quartersawn boards offer a straighter grain with some dramatic flecking, while Riftsawn floors ensure a narrower and very straight grain pattern. The cost of Rift and Quartersawn flooring is higher, as there is more waste in the cutting process.

Making new floors look old – Distressing your White Oak floors can add a unique and rustic look to any room. Distressed wood flooring recreates the aged and authentic appearance of wood floors more than a century old. From footworn boards to water stains to saw kerf marks, distressed wood floors use a variety of techniques to create a one-of-a-kind appearance. Reclaimed wood flooring – using lumber salvaged from older buildings – can also create this distinctive look.

Why choose Carlisle for your White Oak floors?

Carlisle craftsman have been creating extraordinary works of art in wide plank flooring for more than 50 years. Each floor is a masterpiece and an individual expression of your taste and design choices. Every board is hand-selected – our team helps you choose the right wood, texture and color, providing exceptional service from your first call or visit to a showroom through the final installation. We’re committed to sustainable forestry practices and work only with foresters and sawyers who share our vision and meet our exacting standards.